All-new 2022 Mazda 2 to start Thailand production in Q2 2022, to come with hybrid option

Sanjay · May 17, 2021 01:00 PM

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Information gathered by regional media says that production of the all-new 2022 Mazda 2 is scheduled to begin Thailand production in the second quarter (Q2, April to June) next year.

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An earlier render of how it could look like, renders by Best Car Web

Sources also reveal that the fourth-generation model will have a hybrid option alongside a regular small displacement engine, ensuring that Mazda gets the Thai Eco Car and Thai xEV incentives.

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In last November's financial results presentation, the company said that they are looking at installing Toyota Hybrid System (THS) in an 'upcoming SUV' for the United States market, as well as selling a THS-equipped car in China.

A similar arrangement could take place for the upcoming Mazda 2, too.

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Prior to this, Japanese sources also mentioned that the next-gen model could be fitted with a range extender electric powertrain with a rotary engine in 2022. Mazda has confirmed that the rotary engine will return, albeit functioning as a range extender in the Mazda MX-30.

Also read: All-new 2021 Mazda 2: Sept debut, new SkyActiv-X engine, rotary REEV in 2022?

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Current-gen Mazda 2 pictured

The current Mazda 2 is the third-generation model, on sale since 2014 and - at least in Malaysia - facelifted in 2020. Officially, Mazda has not revealed anything about its successor.

Also read: 

Review: 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback - Drives well, but is it overpriced?

Ratings: 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback - Good grade in Driving Performance, 165/170 overall


 

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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